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Moon Sugar Decal Review

It’s the last day of 2013 and I thought I’d end off the year by doing something that I’ve been meaning and wanting to do for a while. David from Moon Sugar Decals contacted me and offered a free sample of their nail transfer decals for review. You can visit their site here.

I was very impressed that these were sent all the way to South Africa, no problem. I received them a while ago and I’ve been so excited to try them. I’ve put together a short How To as well as a review of the product and my experiences.

I’m going to skip ahead to the final result, as I think it’s really great. I’m so happy! If you want to know more, you can read further. Here is the final mani:
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Here’s the finer print for those of you who want to do this at home:

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I received 2 types of decals: A skull rose design and pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons. The decals come in long strips with between 10 and 13 decals (my skulls had 10 and the ribbons had 13).

This is what you will need to do a decal/transfer manicure:
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Step 1:
First things first, you need to apply a base coat and whichever undercoat you would like. I used Revlon COLORSTAY “090 Sorbet” for the accent nail. The other nails have Revlon “Sparkle Aplenty” on them. Paint the required number of coats and wait for them to dry completely.

Step 2:
Now, the first thing I noticed that was different from other transfers I’ve used is that you do not need to remove a top plastic layer. The plastic later on top actually has the design attached to it (so don’t tear it off).

Cut the decals as close as you can to the image.

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Step 3:
Using your tweezers, dip your decal into the warm water.
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Step 4:
Place the transfer on your nail and slide it off.
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Step 5:
Paint two coats of top coat on top of the decal. And that’s it! Easy 🙂

What do I think?
All in all, I was impressed with the quality of the transfers. The detail and clarity of the images are amazing once they are on your nails. The only confusing thing is the transparent layer on top which was different to what I was used to. I didn’t know to cut it so close the the image. But hopefully my trail and error will help you with yours.

I would really recommend these decals, the product is great and they have a good selection of different images.

You can visit their website: www.moonsugardecals.com
You can like the Moon Sugar Decals Facebook page.

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#1 Christmas with FLP: Glitter, glitter, glitter!

Hello all you lovely people!

It’s almost Christmas, do you know how I know? Well, the first clue is the festive spirit in the air. But the dead giveaway is that everyone at work has shut down. No one is REALLY concentrating, let’s be honest. Not long now.

Part of the excitement of the Christmas season is the “Christmas With FLP” (#XmaswithFLP) Challenge that For the love of Nail Art, Polish Tickles and Beauty and I have put together.

The first prompt was glitter! I must admit, I’m not crazy about how this turned out! But I can’t wait to see everyone else’s! So here it is:

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Check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge in our InLinkz group:


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Halloween Challenge: #6 Free for all

Happy belated Halloween to everyone! It’s not widely celebrated in SA, but I’m sure it was huge in the US.

These are a bit late, but it’s the final day of the Halloween Challenge and it was a free for all. I’ve seen this style of manicure a few times this Halloween and I love the idea. I did a sunset/evening landscape with gravestones, an eerie tree and some mist. I hope you all like it!

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Thanks to Kitty’s Painted Claws and Racho’s Nail Love for creating this challenge. Check out all the other participants by clicking the link below:

 


 


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Halloween Challenge #1: Scary Movies

The first of the Halloween Challenge, and I must say, I’m extremely excited! I love how it came out and I hope you all love it too!

I decided to do one of the “classic” cheesy scary movies, Scream. I watched Scream 4 over the weekend, although most of the horror came from the terrible script and acting, a part of me actually enjoyed it! I love, love, love how this mani came out!

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Check out the challenges to come:

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Aqua-glitter nails

Let’s start this post off with some nail pictures, seeing as it’s been a while…

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I know that this is a very simple manicure, but I needed something that I could wear to work. This may be pushing it because it looks a bit disco, but I couldn’t resist. It’s nice working and then the glitter catches your eye and you can stare at it for a few seconds and think: “So pretty… so shiny…” before you have to snap back to reality. So, lets just say, it brightens up my day.

I also have some good news. My boyfriend and I have found an apartment! So we will be moving in in about 2 weeks! 🙂 I’m so excited to get my life sorted out, to have a place to call home.. and of course, to have a place to stash all my polishes. Hopefully then I’ll have more time and be settled enough to start blogging more consistently.


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Time for a cute, daisy manicure

I’m happy with this, it looks so cute and simple. I used a nude under coat (Holika Holika) then I used a dotting tool to make cute little flowers. I put some diamante jewels on the pinky as an accent. That’s it. Simple, cute, easy… 🙂 I hope you like it!

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Birthday Leopard Nails :)

Last Friday was my birthday, I was so lucky to get some polish pressies from my friend Nailart for funn.

I did a leopard print design on two accent nails. I love this polish, its Wet n Wild Fergie “Heels of Steel”. You almost don’t need two coats, it applies so nicely too 🙂

So, here it is 🙂

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